Eight Nittany Lions honored on Thursday night at Big Ten banquet
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2009 Soccer News Net Regional and National Player of the Year Award nominee
2009 (Senior): Team captain for the third time in his career...Totaled 8 goals, 5 assists, 21 points...Finished second on the team in goals and points...2009 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year...Unanimously selected First Team All-Big Ten...2009 CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team...CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team...Academic All-Big Ten...In first action since October 2007, coming off a serious knee injury that cost him all of the 2008 season, scored Penn State's first two goals in 5-0 rout of Saint Francis (9/1)...Netted third goal of season in hard fought 2-1 overtime loss to Cal State Fullerton (9/4)...Assisted on Corey Hertzog's stunning game winner in the 89th minute in 1-0 victory over Gonzaga (9/6)...Honored on Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team...Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and selected to the Soccer America Team of the Week for his exceptional opening week to the 2009 campaign...Earned an assist on Corey Hertzog's second goal in 5-1 thrashing of Hofstra (9/11)...Named to Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team...Assisted on Corey Hertzog's second half goal in 1-1 tie with Lehigh (9/23)...Scored his fourth goal of the season in 2-0 win over Michigan (9/27) in PSU's Big Ten opener...Recorded two goals, including the game winner, in 5-0 rout of Penn (9/30)...Helped preserve 1-0 victory over Michigan State (10/4) with his hard work in slowing the Spartan transition game while PSU played down a man for most of the second half...Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week (10/4)...Scored two goals, both off headers, in 2-0 victory over Lafayette (10/14)...Earned an assist on in 2-1 win over Wisconsin (10/31)...Penn State's leading active scorer with 24 goals and 16 assists (64 points).
2008 (Senior): Received a medical redshirt while recovering from 2007 knee injury.
2007 (Junior): Named First Team All-Big Ten... Honored on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team...Academic All-Big Ten...Team co-captain for the 2007 season...Established himself as a dominant offensive force and a legitimate All-America candidate before suffering a season-ending knee injury versus Boston University (10/13)...Despite missing the final seven games of the season, finished as the team leader in goals (6), points (14), and shots on goal (15)...At the time of his injury, he led the Big Ten in several offensive categories including points per game, goals, and goals per game...Recorded three two-goal games in 2007, versus William & Mary (9/7) and in consecutive games against Michigan State (9/23) and Pennsylvania (9/26)...Totaled five points against Pennsylvania, including the game winner in double overtime and an assist....Named Philly Soccer News Player of the Week for his performance versus Pennsylvania...Selected to Wolstein Soccer Classic and Penn State Soccer Classic All-Tournament Teams...Also notched assists versus Cal State Fullerton (9/14), UCLA (9/16), and Lafayette (10/10).
2006 (Sophomore): An All-Big Ten Academic honoree...The Nittany Lion attack was dealt a serious blow when he suffered a season-ending knee injury against Michigan State (9/17)...Started all seven games in which he played...Netted his 10th career goal in 1-1 tie versus Boston University (9/10) at the Penn State Classic...Named to Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team for his standout effort...Recorded his seventh career assist on Jacobo Vera's game winner against Hartwick (8/27) at the Ohio State Classic.
2005 (Freshman): A 2005 Second Team All-Big Ten honoree...Selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team...Named First Team All-Freshman by Soccer America...Honored on College Soccer News' All-Freshman Second Team...Chosen as Offensive MVP for the 2005 Big Ten Championship...Recognized on Penn State Nike Classic All-Tournament Team...Led the team in goals scored with nine, including a team-high four game-winners and was second in assists with six...Team was 10-2 when Yeisley recorded at least one point...Could rightfully be dubbed "The Hoosier Killer" after scoring game-winning goals in both victories over Indiana...Scored both Penn State goals, including the overtime game-winner, in 2-1 defeat of Indiana (9/30)...Earned a spot on the College Soccer News' and Soccer America's National Teams of the Week, in addition to Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors, for his performance...Netted game-winning goal in Big Ten Championship game, giving Penn State its third conference title by virtue of 1-0 victory...Named National Player of the Week by College Soccer News for his effort...Scored game winner in 3-2 decision over Michigan (10/30), giving Penn State its first undefeated, untied Big Ten season...Notched game winner in 4-1 win against Northwestern (10/7)...Had single-goal performances versus James Madison (9/9), Cal State Fullerton (9/18), Akron (10/3), and Cornell (10/19)...Credited with an assist on each of Simon Omekanda's game-winning goals against No. 6 Maryland (9/21) and Michigan State (10/23)...Also registered assists in victories over Cal State Fullerton (9/18), Northwestern (10/7), Hartwick (11/4), and Michigan State (11/11).
High School/Club/ODP: Yeisley was the 2002-04 Salisbury High School team MVP while playing for coach Mark Allinson...Set Salisbury record for career goals with 153...Named 2004 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar-Athlete...Named to the 2003 and 2004 PSCA All-State team and the NSCAA All-East Region II teams...Recognized as the Morning Call's Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004...First Team All-Colonial Conference 2001-04...Played for Tim Oswald on the PSC Coppa Club Conference 2001-04, an EPA state finalists in 2004...Also a member of the EPYSA ODP team in 2004 and the Region I ODP in 2005.
Background: Jason Gerard Yeisley was born Sept. 30, 1986, in Hershey, Pa....Son of Geary and Katie Yeisley...Majoring in Business Management.